Have you ever thought that your biggest skin battles could be solved by adjusting what you're digesting? Written by a dermatologist who admits to barely knowing how to cook, Dr. Wu's book on the how-to of consuming the right foods for every skin problem–from acne to wrinkles–has become one of my recent favorites.
I have constantly used my always-on-the-run lifestyle, as an excuse for some of my poor eating habits. After meeting with Dr. Wu a few weeks back, I realized how terrible my excuses were. With spring on the horizon (or so I hope!), I figure eating better and hitting the gym more frequently will help me embrace the warmer weather with a smile.
Her book has a wide variety of great tips, but below I've excerpted my personal favorite; Snack Wisely. Here are her words of wisdom…
"The best snacks combine fiber with protein and healthy fats to fill you up and keep your blood sugar steady. Try these simple switches for common, but unhealthy, snacks:
- Instead of pretzels, try whole-grain pita chips.
- Instead of potato chips, try whole-grain crackers with hummus.
- Instead of rice cakes, try sliced apple with natural nut butter.
- Instead of ice cream, try strawberries drizzled with dark chocolate.
- Instead of candy, try dried cherries or strawberries and almonds.
- Instead of a frappuccino, try skim milk latte."
In addition to applying of her eating tips, I've tried to focus on drinking more water (less coffee) and more fruits with natural sugar (less candy).
What are some of your healthy eating tips that you think keep your skin looking its best?
Check out her book, Feed Your Face, $14.50 on amazon.com.